High School Youth Nights
2nd & 4th Sundays | 6-7pm
Join us for an evening of snacks, games & God's Word. This month we are exploring what it means to be TOGETHER as God's people.
High School Sunday Serve
3rd Sundays | 1-2pm
These afternoons are designed to be a time of service to our community and church. This month we will be assembling special thank you boxes for teachers.
Middle School Event
1st Sundays | 1-3pm
Keep an eye open for more information about Events for 6th-8th grade students each month. We hope you'll join us!
Youth Ministry at Home Lesson
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
- 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Every once in a while, we find ourselves in situations where we face a challenge that we are not supposed to win. Because of someone’s intentional design we will be defeated. No matter what we try, we are just not going to be successful.
It makes it that much more satisfying, then, when we see someone who can take that situation and turn it into a victory. There is a certain sense of joy that comes from seeing something that was intended to cause defeat or destruction, turned around on the person who intended the harm and cause their defeat instead. It’s why we like to cheer for the underdog, to hear their stories, and to watch movies about them.
We see this in the Bible, too. In 1 Samuel, David cuts off Goliath’s head with Goliath’s sword. In Esther, Haman and all of his genocidal desires die on the same gallows he built for Esther’s uncle, Mordecai.
One of our peculiar joys as believers is the opportunity to turn the enemy’s plots and weapons against him. In sin and affliction, we take the “fiery darts” the devil throws at us — such as fear, anger, doubt, shame — and we turn them back on the evil one by running to the cross and declaring Christ’s victory is all sufficient.
In fear, we can declare and glory in Jesus’ absolute authority. In doubt, we can celebrate the magnitude of His love. In shame, we can reach out for His forgiveness. The apostle Paul knows the secret of this peculiar satisfaction and points it out in his second letter to the Corinthians.
The enemy is not smart. He’s looking for easy targets. He’s less likely to bother someone who’s learned to turn everything to the praise of Christ. So may we keep this in mind as we face these challenges from Satan, remembering that despite our weakness we are strong, through Jesus’ death and resurrection we will be victorious and instead Satan is defeated.
Close in Prayer
Jesus, thank you for giving us the strength we need to beat our enemy the Devil and for giving us the ultimate victory over him through your death and resurrection! Help us to be bold despite our weakness with confidence that you will give us the victory. Amen!